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to be ted olsen, a towering figure in the conservative legal movement. so that stunned you, right? >> yes, it more than stunned me. it stunned me, but i said if this is true, this is the home run of all times. i mean, the idea that ted olsen, this arch conservative, the solicitor general for george bush who had argued bush v. gore and basically put me in bed for a couple days, i was so depressed after bush v. gore, was interested in gay rights. i thought, let's check it out. >> didn't you have any doubts about ted olsen? >> you know, they say that politics makes strange bed fellows. you don't have a stranger bed fellow than me and ted olsen. >> i was skeptical. >> chad griffin was also at the polo lounge that day. he and rob reiner are old friends and political allies. they met when chad was just 19 and a press aide in the clinton white house. >> good morning, mr. president. >> how are you today? >> fine, thank you. >> he gave reiner the west wing tour when he was scouting for his film, "an american president." they decided griffin would be the one to mag the first uneasy call to olson. >
. and they invited small business owners here to capitol hill to make their point. >> reporter: max olsen opened an insurance company this year and is concerned he won't be able to add employees. >> you add their payroll, plus an extra tax amount. then i might not be able to hire them because of it. >> reporter: president obama pressed his case tuesday with ceos of some of the country's largest companies. >> and i'm here to tell you that nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> reporter: the president says he wants to raise tax rates on just about everyone in the room to balance the budget. >> we're not insisting on rates. just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather, because we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> reporter: the president said once republicans put rate hikes on the table, the two sides could find compromise. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> president obama also told business leaders he will not play games with the fashion's debt ceiling. >>> a string of unseasonably mild da
. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> welcome back, everyone. it is the last month of 2012. hard to believe. it's time to get you ready for the week ahead. let's head to monday. it's a busy day at supreme court of the united states. we'll be awaiting a decision on whether the court will hear issues on same-sex marriage. of course, you can watch it all here as it happens on cnn. on tuesday, president obama is going to have some compan
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